Indicator database

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    Volunteering and Intergenerational Solidarity

    Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity and is intended to promote goodness or improve human quality of life. In return, this activity can produce a feeling of self-worth and respect. There is no financial gain involved for the individual. Volunteering may have positive benefits for the volunteer as well as for the person or community served

    Level of citizens' confidence in EU institutions

    The level of citizens confidence in EU institutions (Council of the European Union, European Parliament and European Commission) is expressed as the share of positive opinions (people who declare that they tend to trust) about the institutions.

    Group Membership

    The extent to which people participate in formal and informal groups in society is an important dimension of social cohesion (OECD, 2005, p. 84))
    http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/social-issues-migra...
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Trust in justice

    The indicator measures the percentage of people who "tend to trust" the justice system.

    Retrieved from, http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/cf/showchart_column.cfm?keyID=2196&na..., 12.12.14

    Trust in the police

    The indicator is a direct measure of a poll on public perception on the level of police services. Respondents were asked to share their level of personal trust on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being complete trust and 1 having no trust at all.

    Retrieved, from
    http://eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/ef_files/surveys/eqls/201..., on 08.12.14

    European and National Identity

    An indicator based on the subjective poll: proportion of respondents who "in the near future" see themselves as "(nationality) and European", "European and (nationality)" or "European only."

    Retrieved from,
    http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/eb/eb62/eb_62_en.pdf
    (pg. 62), 08.12.14

    Feeling Left out of Society

    Respondents were asked if they strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree or strongly disagree with the statement "I feel left out of society."

    Retrieved in December 2014, from
    http://eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/ef_files/surveys/eqls/201...

    Freedom in the World

    Freedom in the World is the standard-setting comparative assessment of global political rights and civil liberties. Published annually since 1972, the survey ratings and narrative reports on 195 countries and 14 related and disputed territories are used by policymakers, the media, international corporations, civic activists, and human rights defenders to monitor trends in democracy and track improvements and setbacks in freedom worldwide. The Freedom in the World data and reports are available in their entirety on the Freedom House website

    Political Pluralism and Participation

    Political pluralism and participation are amongst civil liberties, assessed by Freedom House in their annual Freedom in the World index
    https://www.freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world-aggregate-and-subcateg...
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Trust in Institutions 

    The indicator is an aggregate of several indicators: it measures the mean degree of confidence in church, armed forces, press, trade unions, police, parliament, justice system; in each case, confidence is rated on the following scale: a great deal (=4), quite a lot (=3), not very much (=2), none at all (=1).

    Retrieved from,https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/SDESC2.asp?no=4800&search=evs202008&sear..., 12.2014

    Confidence in pulic institutions

    The survey measures the level of confidence of citizens in the National public institutions in Europe.
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/151715/National-Governments-Low-Marks.aspx
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Better Life Index

    The Better Life index is an interactive tool that allows you to see how countries perform according to the importance you give to each of 11 topics.

    Legatum Prosperity Index

    The Prosperity Index is a global measurement of prosperity based on both income and wellbeing. The Index analysed the countries across 8 sub-indices – Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity, Governance, Education, Health, Safety & Security, Personal Freedom and Social Capital.

    CPIA transparency, accountability, and corruption in the public sector rating (1=low to 6=high)

    Transparency, accountability, and corruption in the public sector assess the extent to which the executive can be held accountable for its use of funds and for the results of its actions by the electorate and by the legislature and judiciary, and the extent to which public employees within the executive are required to account for administrative decisions, use of resources, and results obtained.

    Political stability and absence of violence

    Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism measures perceptions of the likelihood of political instability and/or politically-motivated violence, including terrorism. See http://info.worldbank.org/governance/wgi/index.aspx#doc-sources
    Accessed 15.01.15